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Antifreeze, also referred to as coolant, is a mixture of ethylene glycol, lubricant, and inhibitors added to your car's radiator. A 50/50 dilution with water serves to maintain an even temperature within the engine, and this often colorful mixture enables your car to function optimally in both warm and cold conditions. Here's a breakdown of what antifreeze does in your vehicle. Prevents freezing As the name suggests, the antifreeze will prevent the water in your car's engine and radiator from freezing in cold weather conditions. Should the water in your radiator or engine freeze up, it may cause significant damage that will be costly to repair. Prevents overheating In hot weather, antifreeze prevents the water in the radiator and engine from boiling. Again, boiling water within the radiator will result in permanent damage and lead to overheating and failure of the engine itself. Lubricates Antifreeze contains lubricants that lubricate surfaces with which it comes into ... read more